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Seniority in the United States House of Representatives

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This is a complete list of current members of the United States House of Representatives based on seniority. For the most part, representatives are ranked by the beginning of their terms in office. Representatives whose terms begin the same day are ranked alphabetically by last name.[a]

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Standards for seniorityEdit

Representatives who return to the House after having previously served in the House may be credited with service equal to one less than the number of terms they served. For example, Rep. Steve Chabot had previously served seven terms, from 1995 to 2009, when he was once again elected in 2010. Instead of holding seniority with others whose terms began January 3, 2011, he was credited with six terms, and holds seniority above all representatives whose terms began on or after January 3, 1999. When a representative has served a prior term of fewer than two terms (i.e., prior term minus one equals less than one), he or she is ranked above all others whose service begins on the same day.[citation needed]

Benefits of seniorityEdit

Committee leadership in the House is often associated with seniority, especially in the Democratic Caucus. The Republican leadership, in comparison with the Democratic Party, prioritizes voting records and campaign fundraising over seniority for committee leadership.[1] Party leadership in the House is not strictly associated with seniority.

Seniority also affects access to more desirable office space in the House Office Buildings.

VacanciesEdit

Seniority listEdit

U.S. House of Representatives seniority
Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Previous service[2] Committee and leadership positions
1 Don Young R Alaska at-large March 6, 1973   Dean of the House
2 Jim Sensenbrenner R Wisconsin 5 January 3, 1979  
3 Hal Rogers R Kentucky 5 January 3, 1981
4 Chris Smith R New Jersey 4
5 Steny Hoyer D Maryland 5 May 19, 1981 Majority Leader
6 Marcy Kaptur D Ohio 9 January 3, 1983  
7 Pete Visclosky D Indiana 1 January 3, 1985
8 Peter DeFazio D Oregon 4 January 3, 1987 Chair: Transportation and Infrastructure
9 John Lewis D Georgia 5  
10 Fred Upton R Michigan 6
11 Nancy Pelosi D California 12 June 2, 1987 Speaker of the House
12 Frank Pallone D New Jersey 6 November 8, 1988 Chair: Energy and Commerce
13 Eliot Engel D New York 16 January 3, 1989 Chair: Foreign Affairs
14 Nita Lowey D New York 17 Chair: Appropriations
15 Richard Neal D Massachusetts 1 Chair: Ways and Means
16 José E. Serrano D New York 15 March 20, 1990  
17 David Price D North Carolina 4 January 3, 1997 1987–1995
18 Rosa DeLauro D Connecticut 3 January 3, 1991  
19 Collin Peterson D Minnesota 7 Chair: Agriculture
20 Maxine Waters D California 43 Chair: Financial Services
21 Jerrold Nadler D New York 10 November 3, 1992 Chair: Judiciary
22 Jim Cooper D Tennessee 5 January 3, 2003 1983–1995  
23 Sanford Bishop D Georgia 2 January 3, 1993  
24 Ken Calvert R California 42
25 Jim Clyburn D South Carolina 6 Majority Whip
26 Anna Eshoo D California 18  
27 Alcee Hastings D Florida 20
28 Eddie Bernice Johnson D Texas 30 Chair: Science, Space and Technology
29 Peter T. King R New York 2  
30 Carolyn Maloney D New York 12
31 Lucille Roybal-Allard D California 40
32 Bobby Rush D Illinois 1
33 Bobby Scott D Virginia 3 Chair: Education and Labor
34 Nydia Velázquez D New York 7 Chair: Small Business
35 Bennie Thompson D Mississippi 2 April 13, 1993 Chair: Homeland Security
36 Frank Lucas R Oklahoma 3 May 10, 1994 Ranking Member: Science, Space and Technology
37 Lloyd Doggett D Texas 35 January 3, 1995  
38 Michael F. Doyle D Pennsylvania 18
39 Sheila Jackson Lee D Texas 18
40 Walter B. Jones Jr. R North Carolina 3
41 Zoe Lofgren D California 19
42 Mac Thornberry R Texas 13 Ranking Member: Armed Services
43 Elijah Cummings D Maryland 7 April 16, 1996 Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
44 Earl Blumenauer D Oregon 3 May 21, 1996  
45 Robert Aderholt R Alabama 4 January 3, 1997
46 Kevin Brady R Texas 8 Ranking Member: Ways and Means
47 Danny K. Davis D Illinois 7  
48 Diana DeGette D Colorado 1
49 Kay Granger R Texas 12 Ranking Member: Appropriations
50 Ron Kind D Wisconsin 3  
51 Jim McGovern D Massachusetts 2 Chair: Rules
52 Bill Pascrell D New Jersey 9  
53 Brad Sherman D California 30
54 John Shimkus R Illinois 15
55 Adam Smith D Washington 9 Chair: Armed Services
56 Gregory Meeks D New York 5 February 3, 1998  
57 Barbara Lee D California 13 April 7, 1998
58 Steve Chabot R Ohio 1 January 3, 2011 1995–2009 Ranking Member: Small Business
59 John Larson D Connecticut 1 January 3, 1999    
60 Grace Napolitano D California 32
61 Jan Schakowsky D Illinois 9
62 Mike Simpson R Idaho 2
63 Mike Thompson D California 5
64 Greg Walden R Oregon 2 Ranking Member: Energy and Commerce
65 Lacy Clay D Missouri 1 January 3, 2001  
66 Susan Davis D California 53
67 Sam Graves R Missouri 6 Ranking Member: Transportation and Infrastructure
68 James Langevin D Rhode Island 2  
69 Rick Larsen D Washington 2
70 Betty McCollum D Minnesota 4
71 Adam Schiff D California 28 Chair: Intelligence
72 Stephen Lynch D Massachusetts 8 October 16, 2001  
73 Joe Wilson R South Carolina 2 December 18, 2001
74 Rob Bishop R Utah 1 January 3, 2003 Ranking Member: Natural Resources
75 Michael C. Burgess R Texas 26  
76 John Carter R Texas 31
77 Tom Cole R Oklahoma 4 Ranking Member: Rules
78 Mario Díaz-Balart R Florida 25  
79 Raúl Grijalva D Arizona 3 Chair: Natural Resources
80 Steve King R Iowa 4
81 Devin Nunes R California 22 Ranking Member: Intelligence
82 Mike D. Rogers R Alabama 3 Ranking Member: Homeland Security
83 Dutch Ruppersberger D Maryland 2  
84 Tim Ryan D Ohio 13
85 Linda Sánchez D California 38
86 David Scott D Georgia 13
87 Mike Turner R Ohio 10
88 G. K. Butterfield D North Carolina 1 July 20, 2004
89 Emanuel Cleaver D Missouri 5 January 3, 2005
90 Mike Conaway R Texas 11 Ranking Member: Agriculture
91 Jim Costa D California 16  
92 Henry Cuellar D Texas 28
93 Jeff Fortenberry R Nebraska 1
94 Virginia Foxx R North Carolina 5 Ranking Member: Education and Labor
95 Louie Gohmert R Texas 1  
96 Al Green D Texas 9
97 Brian Higgins D New York 26
98 Dan Lipinski D Illinois 3
99 Kenny Marchant R Texas 24
100 Michael McCaul R Texas 10 Ranking Member: Foreign Affairs
101 Patrick T. McHenry R North Carolina 10 Ranking Member: Financial Services
102 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R Washington 5  
103 Gwen Moore D Wisconsin 4
104 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D Florida 23
105 Doris Matsui D California 6 March 8, 2005
106 Albio Sires D New Jersey 8 November 7, 2006
107 Gus Bilirakis R Florida 12 January 3, 2007
108 Vern Buchanan R Florida 16
109 Kathy Castor D Florida 14
110 Yvette D. Clarke D New York 9
111 Steve Cohen D Tennessee 9
112 Joe Courtney D Connecticut 2
113 Hank Johnson D Georgia 4
114 Jim Jordan R Ohio 4 Ranking Member: Oversight and Government Reform
115 Doug Lamborn R Colorado 5
116 Dave Loebsack D Iowa 2
117 Kevin McCarthy R California 23 Minority Leader
118 Jerry McNerney D California 9  
119 Ed Perlmutter D Colorado 7
120 John Sarbanes D Maryland 3
121 Adrian Smith R Nebraska 3
122 Peter Welch D Vermont at-large
123 John Yarmuth D Kentucky 3 Chair: Budget
124 Bob Latta R Ohio 5 December 11, 2007  
125 Rob Wittman R Virginia 1
126 André Carson D Indiana 7 March 11, 2008
127 Jackie Speier D California 14 April 8, 2008
128 Steve Scalise R Louisiana 1 May 3, 2008 Minority Whip
129 Marcia Fudge D Ohio 11 November 18, 2008  
130 Gerry Connolly D Virginia 11 January 3, 2009
131 Brett Guthrie R Kentucky 2
132 Jim Himes D Connecticut 4
133 Duncan D. Hunter R California 50
134 Blaine Luetkemeyer R Missouri 3
135 Ben Ray Luján D New Mexico 3 Assistant Democratic Leader
136 Tom McClintock R California 4  
137 Pete Olson R Texas 22
138 Chellie Pingree D Maine 1
139 Bill Posey R Florida 8
140 Phil Roe R Tennessee 1 Ranking Member: Veterans' Affairs
141 Kurt Schrader D Oregon 5  
142 Glenn Thompson R Pennsylvania 15
143 Paul Tonko D New York 20
144 Michael Quigley D Illinois 5 April 7, 2009
145 Judy Chu D California 27 July 14, 2009
146 John Garamendi D California 3 November 3, 2009
147 Ted Deutch D Florida 22 April 13, 2010 Chair: Ethics
148 Tom Graves R Georgia 14 June 8, 2010  
149 Tom Reed R New York 23 November 2, 2010
150 Tim Walberg R Michigan 7 January 3, 2011 2007–2009
151 Bill Foster D Illinois 11 January 3, 2013 2008–2011
152 Justin Amash R Michigan 3 January 3, 2011  
153 Karen Bass D California 37
154 Mo Brooks R Alabama 5
155 Larry Bucshon R Indiana 8
156 David Cicilline D Rhode Island 1
157 Rick Crawford R Arkansas 1
158 Scott DesJarlais R Tennessee 4
159 Sean Duffy R Wisconsin 7
160 Jeff Duncan R South Carolina 3
161 Chuck Fleischmann R Tennessee 3
162 Bill Flores R Texas 17
163 Bob Gibbs R Ohio 7
164 Paul Gosar R Arizona 4
165 Morgan Griffith R Virginia 9
166 Andrew P. Harris R Maryland 1
167 Vicky Hartzler R Missouri 4
168 Jaime Herrera Beutler R Washington 3
169 Bill Huizenga R Michigan 2
170 Bill Johnson R Ohio 6
171 Bill Keating D Massachusetts 9
172 Mike Kelly R Pennsylvania 16
173 Adam Kinzinger R Illinois 16
174 Billy Long R Missouri 7
175 Tom Marino R Pennsylvania 12
176 David McKinley R West Virginia 1
177 Steven Palazzo R Mississippi 4
178 Cedric Richmond D Louisiana 2
179 Martha Roby R Alabama 2
180 David Schweikert R Arizona 6
181 Austin Scott R Georgia 8
182 Terri Sewell D Alabama 7
183 Steve Stivers R Ohio 15
184 Scott Tipton R Colorado 3
185 Daniel Webster R Florida 11
186 Frederica Wilson D Florida 24
187 Steve Womack R Arkansas 3 Ranking Member: Budget
188 Rob Woodall R Georgia 7  
189 Mark Amodei R Nevada 2 September 13, 2011
190 Suzanne Bonamici D Oregon 1 January 31, 2012
191 Suzan DelBene D Washington 1 November 6, 2012
192 Thomas Massie R Kentucky 4
193 Donald Payne Jr. D New Jersey 10
194 Dina Titus D Nevada 1 January 3, 2013 2009–2011
195 Andy Barr R Kentucky 6  
196 Joyce Beatty D Ohio 3
197 Ami Bera D California 7
198 Susan Brooks R Indiana 5 Ranking Member: Ethics
199 Julia Brownley D California 26  
200 Cheri Bustos D Illinois 17
201 Tony Cárdenas D California 29
202 Matt Cartwright D Pennsylvania 8
203 Joaquin Castro D Texas 20
204 Chris Collins R New York 27
205 Doug Collins R Georgia 9 Ranking Member: Judiciary
206 Paul Cook R California 8  
207 Rodney L. Davis R Illinois 13
208 Lois Frankel D Florida 21
209 Tulsi Gabbard D Hawaii 2
210 Dennis Heck D Washington 10
211 George Holding R North Carolina 2
212 Richard Hudson R North Carolina 8
213 Jared Huffman D California 2
214 Hakeem Jeffries D New York 8 Democratic Caucus Chair
215 David Joyce R Ohio 14  
216 Joseph Kennedy III D Massachusetts 4
217 Dan Kildee D Michigan 5
218 Derek Kilmer D Washington 6
219 Ann McLane Kuster D New Hampshire 2
220 Doug LaMalfa R California 1
221 Alan Lowenthal D California 47
222 Sean Patrick Maloney D New York 18
223 Mark Meadows R North Carolina 11
224 Grace Meng D New York 6
225 Markwayne Mullin R Oklahoma 2
226 Scott Perry R Pennsylvania 10
227 Scott Peters D California 52
228 Mark Pocan D Wisconsin 2
229 Tom Rice R South Carolina 7
230 Raul Ruiz D California 36
231 Chris Stewart R Utah 2
232 Eric Swalwell D California 15
233 Mark Takano D California 41 Chair: Veterans' Affairs
234 Juan Vargas D California 51  
235 Marc Veasey D Texas 33
236 Filemon Vela Jr. D Texas 34
237 Ann Wagner R Missouri 2
238 Jackie Walorski R Indiana 2
239 Randy Weber R Texas 14
240 Brad Wenstrup R Ohio 2
241 Roger Williams R Texas 25
242 Ted Yoho R Florida 3
243 Robin Kelly D Illinois 2 April 9, 2013
244 Jason T. Smith R Missouri 8 June 4, 2013
245 Katherine Clark D Massachusetts 5 December 10, 2013
246 Bradley Byrne R Alabama 1 December 17, 2013
247 Alma Adams D North Carolina 12 November 4, 2014
248 Donald Norcross D New Jersey 1
249 Ann Kirkpatrick D Arizona 2 January 3, 2019 2009–2011; 2013–2017
250 Ed Case D Hawaii 1 2002–2007
251 Ralph Abraham R Louisiana 5 January 3, 2015  
252 Pete Aguilar D California 31
253 Rick W. Allen R Georgia 12
254 Brian Babin R Texas 36
255 Don Beyer D Virginia 8
256 Mike Bost R Illinois 12
257 Brendan Boyle D Pennsylvania 2
258 Ken Buck R Colorado 4
259 Buddy Carter R Georgia 1
260 Mark DeSaulnier D California 11
261 Debbie Dingell D Michigan 12
262 Tom Emmer R Minnesota 6
263 Ruben Gallego D Arizona 7
264 Garret Graves R Louisiana 6
265 Glenn Grothman R Wisconsin 6
266 Jody Hice R Georgia 10
267 French Hill R Arkansas 2
268 Will Hurd R Texas 23
269 John Katko R New York 24
270 Brenda Lawrence D Michigan 14
271 Ted Lieu D California 33
272 Barry Loudermilk R Georgia 11
273 John Moolenaar R Michigan 4
274 Alex Mooney R West Virginia 2
275 Seth Moulton D Massachusetts 6
276 Dan Newhouse R Washington 4
277 Gary Palmer R Alabama 6
278 John Ratcliffe R Texas 4
279 Kathleen Rice D New York 4
280 David Rouzer R North Carolina 7
281 Elise Stefanik R New York 21
282 Norma Torres D California 35
283 Mark Walker R North Carolina 6
284 Bonnie Watson Coleman D New Jersey 12
285 Bruce Westerman R Arkansas 4
286 Lee Zeldin R New York 1
287 Trent Kelly R Mississippi 1 June 2, 2015
288 Darin LaHood R Illinois 18 September 10, 2015
289 Warren Davidson R Ohio 8 June 7, 2016
290 James Comer R Kentucky 1 November 8, 2016
291 Dwight Evans D Pennsylvania 3
292 Brad Schneider D Illinois 10 January 3, 2017 2013–2015
293 Jodey Arrington R Texas 19  
294 Don Bacon R Nebraska 2
295 Jim Banks R Indiana 3
296 Nanette Barragan D California 44
297 Jack Bergman R Michigan 1
298 Andy Biggs R Arizona 5
299 Lisa Blunt Rochester D Delaware at-large
300 Anthony G. Brown D Maryland 4
301 Ted Budd R North Carolina 13
302 Salud Carbajal D California 24
303 Liz Cheney R Wyoming at-large Republican Conference Chairwoman
304 Lou Correa D California 46
305 Charlie Crist D Florida 13
306 Val Demings D Florida 10
307 Neal Dunn R Florida 2
308 Adriano Espaillat D New York 13
309 Drew Ferguson R Georgia 3
310 Brian Fitzpatrick R Pennsylvania 1
311 Matt Gaetz R Florida 1
312 Mike Gallagher R Wisconsin 8
313 Vicente González D Texas 15
314 Josh Gottheimer D New Jersey 5
315 Clay Higgins R Louisiana 3
316 Trey Hollingsworth R Indiana 9
317 Pramila Jayapal D Washington 7
318 Mike Johnson R Louisiana 4
319 Ro Khanna D California 17
320 Raja Krishnamoorthi D Illinois 8
321 David Kustoff R Tennessee 8
322 Al Lawson D Florida 5
323 Roger Marshall R Kansas 1
324 Brian Mast R Florida 18
325 Donald McEachin D Virginia 4
326 Paul Mitchell R Michigan 10
327 Stephanie Murphy D Florida 7
328 Tom O'Halleran D Arizona 1
329 Jimmy Panetta D California 20
330 Jamie Raskin D Maryland 8
331 Francis Rooney R Florida 19
332 John Rutherford R Florida 4
333 Lloyd Smucker R Pennsylvania 11
334 Darren Soto D Florida 9
335 Thomas Suozzi D New York 3
336 Ron Estes R Kansas 4 April 11, 2017
337 Greg Gianforte R Montana at-large May 25, 2017
338 Jimmy Gomez D California 34 June 6, 2017
339 Ralph Norman R South Carolina 5 June 20, 2017
340 John Curtis R Utah 3 November 7, 2017
341 Conor Lamb D Pennsylvania 17 March 13, 2018
342 Debbie Lesko R Arizona 8 April 24, 2018
343 Michael Cloud R Texas 27 June 30, 2018
344 Troy Balderson R Ohio 12 August 7, 2018
345 Kevin Hern R Oklahoma 1 November 6, 2018
346 Joseph Morelle D New York 25
347 Mary Gay Scanlon D Pennsylvania 5
348 Susan Wild D Pennsylvania 7
349 Steven Horsford D Nevada 4 January 3, 2019 2013–2015
350 Colin Allred D Texas 32
351 Kelly Armstrong R North Dakota at-large
352 Cindy Axne D Iowa 3
353 Jim Baird R Indiana 4
354 Anthony Brindisi D New York 22
355 Tim Burchett R Tennessee 2
356 Sean Casten D Illinois 6
357 Gil Cisneros D California 39
358 Ben Cline R Virginia 6
359 T. J. Cox D California 21
360 Angie Craig D Minnesota 2
361 Dan Crenshaw R Texas 2
362 Jason Crow D Colorado 6
363 Joe Cunningham D South Carolina 1
364 Sharice Davids D Kansas 3
365 Madeleine Dean D Pennsylvania 4
366 Antonio Delgado D New York 19
367 Veronica Escobar D Texas 16
368 Abby Finkenauer D Iowa 1
369 Russ Fulcher R Idaho 1
370 Chuy García D Illinois 4
371 Sylvia Garcia D Texas 29
372 Jared Golden D Maine 2
373 Anthony Gonzalez R Ohio 16
374 Lance Gooden R Texas 5
375 Mark Green R Tennessee 7
376 Michael Guest R Mississippi 3
377 Deb Haaland D New Mexico 1
378 Jim Hagedorn R Minnesota 1
379 Josh Harder D California 10
380 Jahana Hayes D Connecticut 5
381 Katie Hill D California 25
382 Kendra Horn D Oklahoma 5
383 Chrissy Houlahan D Pennsylvania 6
384 Dusty Johnson R South Dakota at-large
385 John Joyce R Pennsylvania 13
386 Andy Kim D New Jersey 3
387 Susie Lee D Nevada 3
388 Andy Levin D Michigan 9
389 Mike Levin D California 49
390 Elaine Luria D Virginia 2
391 Tom Malinowski D New Jersey 7
392 Ben McAdams D Utah 4
393 Lucy McBath D Georgia 6
394 Dan Meuser R Pennsylvania 9
395 Carol Miller R West Virginia 3
396 Debbie Mucarsel-Powell D Florida 26
397 Joe Neguse D Colorado 2
398 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D New York 14
399 Ilhan Omar D Minnesota 5
400 Lizzie Pannill Fletcher D Texas 7
401 Chris Pappas D New Hampshire 1
402 Greg Pence R Indiana 6
403 Dean Phillips D Minnesota 3
404 Katie Porter D California 45
405 Ayanna Pressley D Massachusetts 7
406 Guy Reschenthaler R Pennsylvania 14
407 Denver Riggleman R Virginia 5
408 John Rose R Tennessee 6
409 Max Rose D New York 11
410 Harley Rouda D California 48
411 Chip Roy R Texas 21
412 Kim Schrier D Washington 8
413 Donna Shalala D Florida 27
414 Mikie Sherrill D New Jersey 11
415 Elissa Slotkin D Michigan 8
416 Abigail Spanberger D Virginia 7
417 Ross Spano R Florida 15
418 Greg Stanton D Arizona 9
419 Pete Stauber R Minnesota 8
420 Bryan Steil R Wisconsin 1
421 Greg Steube R Florida 17
422 Haley Stevens D Michigan 11
423 Van Taylor R Texas 3
424 William Timmons R South Carolina 4
425 Rashida Tlaib D Michigan 13
426 Xochitl Torres Small D New Mexico 2
427 Lori Trahan D Massachusetts 3
428 David Trone D Maryland 6
429 Lauren Underwood D Illinois 14
430 Jeff Van Drew D New Jersey 2
431 Michael Waltz R Florida 6
432 Steve Watkins R Kansas 2
433 Jennifer Wexton D Virginia 10
434 Ron Wright R Texas 6

DelegatesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Delegates are non-voting members of the United States House of Representatives.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "House Seniority and Committee Leadership".
  2. ^ Members elected with substantial prior service receive credit for part of that service when calculating seniority.
  3. ^ Caucuses with the Democrats for the purpose of committee assignments.

External linkEdit